Easton MAKO

We have spent considerable time with the Easton MAKO line of bats over the years. In fact, since the Mako’s original release in 2014 we have ever single make bat on the market. That includes the famed 2014 orange version as well as the most reason Easton MAKO Beast. No bat, dare we say, has had more impact on the industry at large then the Easton Mako. It has consistently ranked on the top of many best youth baseball bats lists. Here we review each of the Easton Mako bats and detail their progression over the years. This serves a true Easton Mako review. Easton Mako 2017 Beast [wsc id=”106″] The 2017 Easton MAKO beast is the culmination of 4 years of R&D in the MAKO. The barrel is larger than ever. The swing weight is a bit heavier than the 2016 versions. But, still, it is a two piece composite bat built with a balanced swing weight and the ability to absolutely rake balls. Few players who use the Beast ever go to anything else. The MAKO Beast comes in a number of sizes and model types. At the top of the popularity list is the BBCOR model. We discuss this more in our most popular bats article.  Then follows the 2 1/4 Little League bats that are the top of their class. Next is the large grouping of senior league and big barrel bats that range from a 2 5/8 drop 5 to a 2 3/4 drop 12. The Easton Beast really does offer a bat type for every hitter. One complaint that many get when deciding on the Easton Mako is its price point. Never has the Mako been considered inexpensive and rarely can you find one on a closeout type deal where the prices are exciting for the consumer. Instead, almost always, it takes some effort to convince yourself to pull the trigger. But, year after year and season after season people keep coming back. 2017 TORQ [wsc id=”174″] Although no distributor or outlet is selling the 2017 MAKO Torq, you can still find them directly on Easton’s site. These 2017 TORQs are, as far as we can tell, left overs from previous years that went unsold. With such a massive inventory, Easton has repainted these bats and is now selling them on their site. We would guess this may very well be the last year of the Mako Torq. On the whole, the bat’s barrel and performance are top shelf stuff. But, the spinning handle has struggled to find any real uptake among serious players. It is still considered a gimick by most. We are fans of the bat and the idea, but we are well in the minority here. The 2017 Easton MAKO Torq is a two piece composite built on the same chassis as the Easton MAKO Beast. It comes in the full breadth of sizes the Beast does too. If you were to tape down the handle, and not allow it to […]